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Clark Hill Member Thomas K. Ragland, Assisted by Associate Patrick Taurel, Authors Chapter in Fourth Edition of Thomson Reuters treatise, Business and Commercial Litigation In Federal Courts

February 23, 2017

Washington, DC – Clark Hill PLC member Thomas K. Ragland, with the assistance of associate attorney Patrick Taurel, authored the chapter on immigration in the newly released fourth edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, published by Thomson Reuters. The comprehensive treatise provides guidance on all phases of federal litigation, including investigation, pleadings, motions, discovery, trials, appeals, settlement, and enforcement of judgments. It offers a self-contained library of procedure, trial advocacy, substantive law, and advice written by distinguished attorneys and judges. Ragland’s chapter, “Immigration,” discusses relevant causes of action, judicial review of business immigration decisions, judicial deference to agency decisions, litigation mechanics, and attorney’s fees. The New York Law Journal praised the treatise as “truly remarkable” and “indispensable for the federal court practitioner,” noting that the “authors of each chapter explore the subject matters in great depth and bring a vast amount of real-world experience.”  Click here to view the full description and to purchase the publication.

Ragland is a Member in the immigration practice group of Clark Hill PLC in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on federal court litigation, removal defense, immigration consequences of criminal activity, complex consular issues, and defense against terrorism- and security-related bars to admission. Thomas received the 2013 Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is a frequent speaker and writer on immigration issues. Formerly an appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, since joining private practice in 2004 he has devoted himself to guiding individuals and companies through the complex, often overwhelming U.S. immigration system.

Taurel is an Associate in Clark Hill’s Washington, D.C. office. He has been practicing immigration law for over five years, having worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. Taurel's practice focuses on federal court litigation and removal defense, as well as affirmative benefits before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Consulates abroad.

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